karnataka is witness to passion plays more often these days.The conservative mindset has yielded place to violence and free play of emotions. This has caused a few tragedies and most of the time the victims are women.
The daily newspapers record a few murders everyday and a few atttempted ones too.
In a rare twist three women were hired by the husband to eliminate the lady of the house.And now comes the hjigh drama of padmapriya, a housewife and mother of two who died in mysterious circumstances in delhi. She is the wife of the Udupi MLa Raghupathy Bhat who is close to the Home Minister Dr V,s.Acharya.
Reports suggest the official machinery was used to protect the family honour.The lady had escaped, some say eloped,with a close family friend to New Delhi after abandoning her car. The strewn bangle pieces in the car suggested violence.Later incidents suggest otherwise.
The lady did have some differences with the husband and was keen on separation.She was counselled patience.The official theory isthat she panicked and hanged herself in the apartment she had rented in Delhi when the media went full blast .She feared the police wopuld trace her whereabouts. That is what drove her to this desperate step, say the police.truth will out but her accomplice in the escape drama atul Rao and her husband have a lot of explaining to do.